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Economy

North Korea feeling tighter squeeze from sanctions

Pyongyang rushes to tackle foreign currency shortage

SOTARO SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

SEOUL -- More signs have emerged that North Korea is feeling the effects of sanctions imposed by the international community -- gasoline prices have soared, and the country is moving to fight its foreign currency shortage stemming from trade restrictions.

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